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Subject: Grow pot from ebay -- anyone has used this? Replies: 12
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I've used those containers before. One thing I would recommend, is to burry the container few inches in ground. Helps a lot with growth of your plants.

Navid.

Subject: What is the best tasting LSU Fig Replies: 20
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No worries Paul. I will make sure that you'll get to have this variant again.
I lost close to two dozens of trees during the past few months. Some died during the dormancy and some were killed to the soil line back in April, when there was a sudden drop of temp into low 20s one early morning. Still waiting for those plants to resprout back. All the effort that I had put into growing those trees from cuttings, went down the drain.

Navid.

Subject: What is the best tasting LSU Fig Replies: 20
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Yes Vivian. Very happy with its taste. A 10+

Navid.

Subject: HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY Replies: 7
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Happy memorial day to everyone.

Navid.

Subject: What is the best tasting LSU Fig Replies: 20
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Hi Vivian,

I appologize for delayed response to your question.

Yes, my LSU Red has produced for me for the past two years. I am happy with the its performance and production.

Navid.

Subject: Brebas or main? Replies: 4
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Figs forming on the old branchs, are your breba crop. Anything on new branches are the main crop.

Navid.

Subject: What is the best tasting LSU Fig Replies: 20
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Hi Vivian,

You will love the taste the of the LSU S. Blk. It's one of my top 5 best tasting, dark colored figs.

Greenfig,

It came from a good friend of mine. Due to his request, I will keep his name private.


Navid.

Subject: What is the best tasting LSU Fig Replies: 20
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I have some of those listed variants, but not all. My picks would be- LSU S. Blk., LSU Red and O'Rourke. LSU 5 was rooted recently, so it will be an year to give any feedbacks on its taste.

Navid.

Subject: What are the top five Black figs for the hot and humid SE? Replies: 37
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Agree with Paul- YB is a splitter. Got rid of my plant.

Navid.

Subject: This could get interesting... Replies: 16
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Just a bad case of FMV. Had a Violette Normande that was heavily infected with the virus, some of its leaves looked alike your plant.

Navid.

Subject: What are the top five Black figs for the hot and humid SE? Replies: 37
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Yes, Paul. LSU Red is another rain resistance variant. It has a very closed eye. Never splitted for me, specially last Oct when its fruits were ripening and it was raining for 4 days.

Navid.

Subject: What are the top five Black figs for the hot and humid SE? Replies: 37
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Charles,

To grow figs in a hot and humid climate, you should go with the closed eye fig cultivators. Those usually handle the high humidity and rain well, meaning they will not split easily. With that said- even the variants that have tight/closed eyes, will eventually split during extended period of a very heavy down-pour, meaning when the fruit is about to be ripened.

One excellent candidate is the LSU Blk. and O'Rourke (I know it's not a dark variant but, you can not go wrong with this variant. Been growing the true O'Rourke for several years- it has never soured or splitted. Same thing with my UDG). Italian Blk. is a good choice as well, but it will split after a heavy down pour.

Navid.

Subject: Fig Drowning in N Texas!!! Replies: 7
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Dry tomatoes and figs in the pool. Lol What's going on in TX?

Navid.

Subject: One Fig Happy Family Replies: 5
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Soon there will be more than 18 varieties. I'll guarantee it. Good luck.

Navid.

Subject: Petals from the Past order Replies: 17
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PFTP is the first nursery that I always recommend to my friends. Compared to some other 'famous' nurseries, the plants that they offer, has a much better rooting system and vigor. I have been pleased with their plants. Been to the nursery many times, always enjoyed discussing figs and other fruit trees with with Dr. powell and his son- Jason. In next year or so, they should have some new varieties of figs that were gifted to them from me.

Dennis, next time that you visit the nursery speak to Dr. powell or Jason. Both know a lot more about figs than Blake, especially Dr. Powell. He though me some of the pruning techniques that I did not know before. He is the world of knowledge in Pomology and its science.

Navid.

Subject: Foliage Pro Fertilizer Replies: 8
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I have been using the Folinage pro and Pro-Teck on my figs for the past few seasons. So far figs have responded well, I am happy with these two fertilizers.

Navid.

Subject: lawn fertilizer? Replies: 9
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Definitely don't use the lawn fertizer for containerized plants. Also I would not apply it around the in-ground figs. Two of my figs plants that were planted in front lawn (I do fertilize the lawn), have not produced much of fruits. Lots of vegetative growth.

Navid.

Subject: Mother nature hit again.... Replies: 35
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Marius you are not alone. Same thing happened with my trees this morning. Trunks of several of my 1-2 years old plants have died to the soil level. Vey heartbreaking. No damage on the in ground plants, since they have not broken dormancy yet. I hope this winter ends soon.

Navid.

Subject: Finaly my UCD order is here. Replies: 13
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Good luck Eden. You'll be busy for sure.

Navid.

Subject: What's your fastest growing cutting this year? Replies: 18
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Fonne
Ngnnamele (F)
LSU Champagne
Rigata Rossa
Coll de dama Rossa



Subject: Mold question Replies: 7
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Are you sure that they are mold? Those white moldy spots, could be either the fine feeder roots or very small roots. If your plants are growing fine, leave them be. Just monitor them closely.

Good luck,
Navid.

Subject: Plastic,wooden or Clay pots ? Replies: 8
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Use heavy duty plastic containers and paint them white (if they are dark-colored). Wooden barrels will eventually rot and the Terra Cotta pots, will lose moisture very fast.

Navid.

Subject: Wholesalers Replies: 8
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Before ordering, make sure to read their ratings/reviews on Dave's Garden.

http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/2281/

A good percentage of their "positive" reviews, was left by one person, most likely by someone who works their. And they were changed to "Neutral" by Dave's Garden's Watch Dog Editors.

I would definably stay away from them.


Navid.

Subject: Smith Fig? what a ugly but delicious fig Replies: 8
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Jennifer,

"I "hear" Smith, is tricky to root and not that great of a producer,"
Your first statement is correct, the second one regarding the productivity of Smith, is not. It's a prolific producer in container.

Navid.

Subject: What's wrong with my fig? Replies: 11
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If possible, please post a photo taken from under-side of the leaves. It will make it easier to determine if it's a fungal disease, nutrion deficincy, sun scold or etc..

Navid.

Subject: Help with Fig planting layout! Replies: 4
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CddG, Noir and Blanche are all vigrous growers, if they are come from a healthy (without FMV) source. CddG does send out one or two suckers. The other two- don't. That has been my experience with them.

Also, plant any of the Cdd variants, in the sunniest location.

Navid.


Subject: When should i snip the tips to encourage branching? Replies: 7
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To encourage branching, you can sever the apical bud any time of the year. If you want it to branch low (like a bush), then sever the apical bud 5-6" above the soil line, leaving 3-4 nodes on the main trunk. It will branch out from those "low" nodes. Or you can remove the apical bud 15-20" above the soil line, you'll get the same results.

Navid.

Subject: off topic 2013 Philly Flower Show Replies: 25
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Congrats Barry. Had never seen some of those succulents before, till now.

Navid.

Subject: Florea, vasilika, it258, lyndhurst | Roots: CdD Grise and Noir: PICTURES Replies: 13
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"..Man I didn't realize how many figs I had until my back started popping. Urgh"

Just wait and see how the fig shuffle goes, once you have several plants in 20-35g containers. No fun.

Good job.

Navid.

Subject: Dried Figs at Costco Replies: 29
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They were $6.99 at Whole Foods in Birmingham, just a month ago. Much better than their (same brand) dried Blk Mission figs.

Navid.

Subject: figs in zone 8 a Replies: 2
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Here is an excellent thread by Frank. JD's post (#6) could help you to determine how many trees you can plant.

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/Fig-Orchard-Updated-5419101

Good luck,
Navid.

Subject: IT258- waking up! And what is this? Pic Replies: 17
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This is the heater that I use;

http://www.amazon.com/Lasko-758000-Cyclonic-Ceramic-Heater/dp/B000QC77A8/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1W4NIKBJT8MG4&coliid=I2DRO4T9VB7EXJ

Have another one in the shed, set on 39F. Bought two of them few years ago from Target for $80.00 each. Seems like their price has decreased a bit, at least on Amazon.

Navid.

Subject: IT258- waking up! And what is this? Pic Replies: 17
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Brent;

"I am not used to seeing it that consistent across the whole leaf though and the older leaf looks more affected to me which is weird."

It could be due to the larger surface area and the higher absorption of light (especially the UV rays).

Jennifer,

You don't have to heat your whole house while away during days. Just get an electric heater that has a digital thermostat. Leave it in the room where your cuttings and plants are, set it on 72-75F. It will keep the temperatures in that room constant and warm. That is what I do.

Just remember- young plants and rooted cuttings do not take the temperature fluctuations well. They have to be kept at a constant temps (70+) at all time, if you want them to flourish. Humidity should be around 65-75% as well. More than that will cause root rot, below that they will drop their leaves.

Good luck.

Navid.

Subject: Severe rodent damage - outdoor figs Replies: 27
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Definitely a vole damage. Had the same issue just few weeks ago. Last week I declared war on them once I saw two of my young Pin Oak were leaning very close to the ground. Most of the roots were eaten and the bark were chewed off. I used Apple and mouse trap to trap them. Also Peanut Butter works as well. Caught two of them in one week.

Something useful;

http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/vole-damage-to-oak/

Navid.


Edit; My experience with these pests- http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/I-gave-up-6174105

Subject: Cutting/plants are dying Replies: 24
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Frank, after looking at your photos, I am sure 1) low humidity 2) High temps are the culprits here. I have a wood burning stove in my sun room, all the plants (non fig) in that room will have wilted leaves once it gets too hot in there. Even misting the leaves with water and watering those plants won't do much. Leaves will perk up for 10-15 minutes then they wilt again, some even drop their leaves. Luckily they are not figs.

Navid.

Subject: IT258- waking up! And what is this? Pic Replies: 17
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It looks like Sunscald to me. Since the veins are/look healthy there is no disease issues. Usually this happens on young leaves when there is a big temp change between days and nights, or when the room or temps are cool then it becomes hot too fast. Also, they need to be kept in a shaded area, not in a sunny location. I do not think it's over-watering since the majority of the spots are in the middle or close to the veins. Over-watering will cause the cells around the edge of the leaves to burst. That will cause the edge of the leaves to turn brown and die.

Keep the temperature constant, also keep them in a shaded-semi shaded area.


Navid.

Subject: Cutting/plants are dying Replies: 24
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Agree with Jack (#8). Wood Stove sucks the moister out of a room/rooms. Do an experiment; have a thermometer in the room when the stove is off, record the percentage of the humidity. Then record it again after 1/2-1 hr after the stove is on. You'll see a big % drop of humidity in that particular room.

Good luck,
Navid.

Subject: Nero 600m Replies: 18
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Increase the humidity.

Navid.

Subject: VdB cold hardieness Replies: 6
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VdB is not cold hardy in Z6. It has to be wrapped "at least" for the first few years of its life.

Navid.

Subject: There is no stopping them now! Replies: 23
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Dennis, how do you handle all the root pruning? Excellent work as usual.

Navid.

Subject: Improved Celeste and Florea,The earliest varieties to ripe,here. Replies: 56
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Thank you Vasile for your report. I do not grow the IC and Florea, but the two fig cultivators that ripen (main crop- I always remove the breba crops) the earliest are; O'Rourke and my UDG.

Navid.

Subject: My partial container garden Replies: 50
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Nice work Dennis. Thank you for the photos.

Navid.

Subject: How to cope with mold my way Replies: 8
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Thank you Eden. Something new to try.

Navid.

Subject: Tree roots ate Canadian Brewery Co. Glass Bottle Replies: 12
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Easier project with a Stump Grinder. You can rent one for less than $100/day, and grind the stump in 1-2 hrs.

Navid.

Subject: How to cope with mold my way Replies: 8
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Thank you Eden.

Have you done a control study regarding the time it takes for one group of cuttings with fungicide vs a group without no applied fungicide, to root?

Also, the number of lost cuttings with and without applied fungicide?


Navid.

Subject: More fig lovers on board... Replies: 53
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Congratulation Jason.


Subject: LSU 5 Replies: 20
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You are welcome Dennis.

Subject: How to cope with mold my way Replies: 8
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 702
 
Very interesting Eden. Do you dilute the fungicide? What is the active ingredients of the fungicide that you are using?

Thank you,
Navid.


Subject: LSU 5 Replies: 20
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Thank you all for your inputs. I have sent an email to the original source of my cuttings. Waiting to hear from him.

Once again, thank you all.

Navid.

Subject: LSU 5 Replies: 20
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,449
 
Hi everyone,

If any of you grow or has information on LSU 5 fig, please either share your information in this thread or send me an email. I am rooting few cuttings of this variant, and interested to know what color the fruit is.



Thank you,
Navid.

 

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